Unwind and recharge in a private resort that sits on a golf course

Your true desert oasis awaits

Set within the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Rancho Mirage, a true desert oasis awaits you in service of your wellbeing journey. The mountain range, part of a nationally protected monument in the Coachella Valley, rises dramatically in the background of a 230-acre estate – a testament to the diverse natural surroundings.

Sensei Porcupine Creek has transformed a private estate sought after by professional athletes, celebrities and dignitaries into an intimate wellness retreat featuring peerless golf and tennis facilities and lush spa gardens.

Brought to life by some of the best-in-class minds and practitioners in wellness, the Sensei Way philosophy is led by science, backed by evidence-based practices, and supported by innovative technology to guide you on a wellness experience unlike any other in the world.

An exclusive wellbeing retreat offering unparalleled service and privacy


The beauty of the natural landscape welcomes you from the moment you arrive at Sensei Porcupine Creek. A procession of pristine palms invites you to explore the emerald-green fairways and lush gardens. Serenity flows from the desert air, and bright pops of color catch your eye – from brilliant bougainvillea-filled grounds to sunset hues washing over the mountains behind you. The Estate House anchors this oasis, with 22 luxurious accommodations including intimate Estate House rooms, premium garden rooms and adjacent private villas. The retreat features a state-of-the-art diagnostic center, yoga and fitness pavilions, a relaxing swimming pool and the culinary delight of Sensei by Nobu. Each space blurs the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, further deepening your connection with nature.

Your Stay

Sensei Porcupine Creek invites you to unwind in an intimate resort where desert beauty gracefully intertwines with best-in-class wellness experiences. Select from a variety of programs and experiences that bring to life the Sensei Way philosophy of Move, Nourish and Rest. Whether you are in search of a sun-filled sanctuary, seeking a wellbeing retreat, or want to enhance your performance with world-class golf and tennis facilities, you will enjoy the highest level of service in an elegant estate setting.


• Five-room spa with transportive treatments that are exclusive to Woodside

• The Training Zone – our fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment and science-backed services that prioritize performance and prevention 

• Range of spiritually oriented offerings that help you connect more deeply with what brings you meaning, value, and joy 

• Additional wellness spaces, including an indoor saline pool, steam room, sauna and a forest fitness course

Nearby Activities

The California desert has long appealed to those in search of cloudless skies and a soothing climate — from the unique flora of Joshua Tree National Park to wildflower-strewn desert trails along the Aerial Tramway. Explore the greater Palm Springs, which has flourished as a beacon of modern culture and shopping, and discover the venues where elite athletes arrive for exclusive sporting events such as BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden and the annual PGA Desert Classic.

Recharge your human potential

Learn techniques to build resiliency. And have fun, too. Challenge your body with time in our redwood forest playground, restore your spirit with a journaling session or hand your soul over to awe during a little stargazing and storytelling – the perfect way to end the day. Replenish and expand your resiliency arsenal as you equip yourself with the tools you need to refuel your fire. Choose from physical challenges that will also feed your soul.

Discover lifestyle choices that will leave you feeling happier and healthier. Learn why diet, exercise and a mind-body practice are vital to your well-being. Relax or challenge yourself – as much or as little as you need. Return home refreshed and ready to dive into whatever’s ahead.

Getting there

25-minute drive from Palm Springs Airport